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Alas de mariposa (1991)

Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between ... See full summary »

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Juanma Bajo Ulloa
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Silvia Munt ... Carmen
Tito Valverde ... Gabriel (as Fernando Valverde)
Susana García Díez Susana García Díez ... Ami (as Susana García)
Laura Vaquero Laura Vaquero ... Amy niña
Txema Blasco Txema Blasco ... Abuelo
Alberto Martín Aranaga Alberto Martín Aranaga ... Gorka
Rafael Martín Rafael Martín ... Lucio
Olivia Sánchez Olivia Sánchez ... Olivia
Carmen Ruiz del Corral Carmen Ruiz del Corral ... Teacher
Txema Ocio Txema Ocio ... Milkman
Elena Armengod Elena Armengod ... Nurse
Eloy Beato Eloy Beato ... Nurse 1
Antonio de Miguel Antonio de Miguel ... Nurse 2
Oier López de Munain Oier López de Munain ... Baby
Kristina Barco Kristina Barco ... Baker
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Ami is a 6 year old girl, extremely sensitive. Her mother, Carmen, lives with the obsession of giving a son to her husband, Gabriel. When finally she gets pregnant, the relation between mother and daughter becomes a tragic one, driving the family to an inevitable nightmare. Written by Carlos Morales <bmunoz@mail.sci.net.mx>

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Spanish

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18 October 1991 (Spain) See more »

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Butterfly Wings See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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Those eyes
3 October 2013 | by dirkdeckardSee all my reviews

I am with some other reviews who say in this movie there are two different part. The first, when she was a little kid, and the second, she as a teen. The first half, the star as a kid is awesome, nothing more, nothing less. Perfect length too. The aesthetic, blue tone, somber tale and perfect cast in this disturbing and sad story combine to produce one of the Spanish cinema peaks in the 90's. The other half, it's not bad as many people said, but with any trace of doubt the quality drops a lot. Annoying new characters, the loss of the atmosphere because the movie escapes to reality from that isolated world tale from the first half. Movie changed. Great technical work, good music and casting (specially the two girls who has disappeared from the scene inexplicably).


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